Sun Songs

sun(aired 5/22/09)

Inspired by the change of seasons and the warmer weather, I focused my third week’s show on songs about the sun, in all its shining glory.

  1. Waiting For The Sun – The Jayhawks (4:18) [suggested by Derek Keevil, Robie Lawrence]
  2. The Sun Is Shining – Elmore James (2:41) [suggested by Kevin Schlottmann]
  3. Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me – Elton John (6:48)
  4. Blister in the Sun – Violent Femmes (2:24) [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  5. Sunrise – Norah Jones (3:21) [suggested by Dan Kraut]
  6. Here Comes The Sun -The Beatles (3:04)
  7. Into The Sun – Sean Lennon (3:22)
  8. Why Does the Sun Shine? (The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas) – They Might Be Giants (2:17)
  9. Sun Is Shining – Bob Marley (4:35, fades at 2:08) [suggested by Claire Robbins]
  10. Hail To Whatever You Found In The Sunlight That Surrounds You – Rilo Kiley (3:21)
  11. Laugh as the Sun – Rusted Root (6:00, fades at 3:32)
  12. Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone – Bill Withers (2:05)
  13. Sunny Came Home – Shawn Colvin (4:25, fade at 3:45) [suggested by Krista Kuhlman]
  14. Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden (5:18, fade at 2:45) [suggested by Dan Kraut]
  15. Sunshine of Your Love – Cream (4:11) [suggested by Robie Lawrence]
  16. Medley of verses (I compiled them into one run):
  • You Are My Sunshine – The Collins Kids (0 – 0:30)
  • You Are My Sunshine – Nat King Cole (1:07 – 1:38)
  • You Are My Sunshine – Ray Charles (0:29 – 0:59)
  • You Are My Sunshine – Johnny Cash w/ Bob Dylan & John Prine (1:06 – 1:35)
  • You Are My Sunshine – Anna Murray (0:44 – 1:22)
  • You Are My Sunshine – Baby Einsteins (0:25 – 0:42)
  • You Are My Sunshine – Screeching Weasel (2:02 – 2:45)

Ending song:
17. Ain’t No Sunshine (American Idol) – Kris Allen (2:12)

Originally aired on KSKQ on May 22, 2009. Select the play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)


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